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May 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
injured in the accident remain hospitalized. one is still in critical condition. susan candiotti is live from bridgeport. the commute tomorrow is going to be a mess. that's got to be the understatement of the weekend, but at the same time, there's going to be a news conference. what might it reveal about where the investigation is going. >> we have two sets of electrified tracks out of commission right now and two key developments. the national transportation safety board investigators are making progress, and number two, you have massive repairs under way to try to get the tracks and line back in service. first on the investigation, they have recovered and begun retrieving information from the critical black boxes onboard both of the trains which will tell us among other things how fast the trains were going and for example, whether the brakes were applied, whether emergency brakes were applied as well. they're also focusing on a piece of fractured rail, broken rail that ntsb board numbers tell me could be significant. >> it might be the initiator of the accident or it might be that it
May 19, 2013 4:00am PDT
on this route. susan candiotti was there yesterday. she is live this morning in bridgeport, connecticut. good morning, susan. what can you tell us? what is threat last on the investigation? >> good morning, poppy. well, investigators for the national transportation safety board have been added all night long. and, look, they're working even at this hour you can see some of that of the opaeration going on at this time. they have bulldozers down there and trying to remove some of the cars which have already been cleared from the track and you can see a little more closely now some of the damage. parts of cars peeled back. they've got, clearly, a lot of work ahead of them. here to tell us more about it is board member earl. earl, you've been at it since yesterday morning and your team is looking over everything. you're making a bit of progress. one thing you told us you're concentrating on is you discovered a fracture on one part of the rail, involving one of the trains. the one that derailed yesterday. jumped the track. what are you looking for? >> well, we're really trying to understand whethe
May 19, 2013 3:00am PDT
for commuters and also a lot of heart ache for people injured in it. susan candiotti has more on the accident and the investigation. susan. >> poppy, foul play is the only thing the national transportation safety board investigators are ruling out at this time. there is a world of possibilities for what caused this crash, but they did tell us they're paying special attention to one thing. measuring tracks and twisted rails. climbing into and on top of damaged train cars. national transportation safety board investigators are dissecting every possibility to find out what went wrong. for one thing, they're taking a closer look at a rail fracture below the train that jumped the tracks before a second train plowed into it from the opposite direction. >> it is of substantial interest to us. we'll be sending up a portion of that track back to the laboratory in washington, d.c., for analysis. >> reporter: for friday night commuters, it was a scare they'll never forget. suddenly a rocky ride, screeching brakes and a violent impact. >> everyone was flying around the car. >> you could see the dust by c
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